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Can I bring a pet from another country to the Netherlands?
It is possible to bring a pet from another country to the Netherlands, if all the conditions are met. For
example, dogs must have been vaccinated against rabies. The conditions depend on the kind of animal
you want to bring in and the country it is coming from.

Conditions for bringing a dog to the Netherlands from another EU country The Netherlands wants to
prevent animals with rabies from entering the Netherlands. If you want to bring a dog to the Netherlands
from another EU country:

after the animal has been vaccinated, you must wait 21 days before bringing it to the Netherlands

the animal must be microchipped and have a pet passport.
If you have any questions about bringing pets to the Netherlands from abroad, contact the Netherlands
Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).
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